My husband and I went for a hike this weekend. I was so excited. The elements from the heavenly hosts aligned for the perfect conditions. Fresh fallen snow, about 12 inches.. Beautiful blue-bird day…Snowshoeing for the first time this season… and hiking with our 7 month old twin boys in our new-to-us Kelty hiking packs.
We wanted to stay close to home… We live at a great ski resort in Southern New Hampshire, Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride. There is so much terrain that we have yet to walk and explore, that we thought this was a great idea.
So there we are walking through the woods, snow shining like diamonds under a spotlight. The dogs (did I mention was have 2 boxers) running like rabbits in chest deep powder. And the boys smiling and looking at everything through their baby sunglasses I found for them. My husband is in front of me and I’m complaining that my heel hurts. He suggests to check out my snowshoe. So, I have stopped to fix my snowshoe that is rubbing up and down on my boot because I didn’t have it strapped down correctly. We keep going and get home about 90 minutes later.
Taking off my boots – what do I find. A HUGE, Ugly, Pink BLISTER! ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!??? Don’t I make the stuff that prevents this? How did I go out without it? I am an idiot!
So.. don’t forget, like I did, to lube up before you go out. Even if its a simple snowshoe, blisters happen. Pain happens from that dumb blister. Trust me, 4 days later – I’m reaping the benefits of the pain. SportShield and BlisterShield both would have prevented my problem and my pain.
Here’s to remembering why I do what I do on a daily basis. To help people prevent unwanted and unnecessary pain.